Material removal through cutting, turning, milling, drilling, grinding, tapping and more using machinery such as laser cutting systems, plasma cutting systems, oxyfuel cutting systems, milling machines, drill presses, lathes, horizontal machining centers, vertical machining centers, turning centers, multitasking machines, electrical discharge machines and other equipment assisted by Computer Aided Design (CAD), Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM), Computer Numerical Control (CNC), automation and robotics.
As digital and virtual simulation optimize its mechanical, control and networking capabilities, the machine tool of the future will be redefined as a functional node in the broader network of the Internet of Things.
The LRC 20 hand tool from Suhner grinds, mills and polishs the leading edges and corners of impellers or the insides of narrow pipes that previously could be accessed only with great difficulty.
For pipe drilling and hole cutting, the MagDrill Disrupter 30 from Magswitch/Euroboor uses a uniquely flexible drill base for a superior grip on flat and round pipe outer and pipe inner surfaces a little over two inches in diameter,
Take a closer look at some of the newest equipment that can help contract manufacturers meet the machining, micro machining, and laser processing demands for smaller and more complex surgical implants, orthotic devices and medical instruments that are being made from newer materials – and still hold their costs down.